Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Benjamin Austin, Jr., 15 August 1806

Boston August 15 1806

Respected Sir

The melancholy Event which occasioned the inclos’d discourse, I presume is well Known to you by the publick Papers.—

I take the freedom to send one for Your Perusal, that you may form Some Judgments of the Character, which has thus fallen a Victim, if not to party rage, yet to the hands of Violence.—

Excuse me Sir for not enlarging on this distressing subject, for as a Father you can better conceive, than I can describe.—

I am respected Sir with every sentiment of veneration, Your most Obed servt

Benj: Austin.

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